Founded by Walter de Lacy after the Norman conquest and was one of the first stone castles to be built in England. Richard, the Duke of York, inherited the castle in 1425, and it became an important symbol of Yorkist authority during the Wars of the Roses.
A neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, and surrounded by Capability Brown’s final landscape. Owned by the National Trust.
Hampton Court Castle
Near Hope under Dinmore, Leominster – a beautiful 15th century medieval castle, set in over 1,000 acres of parkland with stunning walled gardens – and a 150 year old wisteria!
Five miles north of Ludlow, Stokesay Court was built for wealthy entrepreneur, John Derby Allcroft and reflects the grandeur of the Victorian era. Romantic walks and great views. You’ll find a grotto, woodland and a series of pools connected by steps. Played a starring role in the film ‘Atonement’!
Tenbury Heritage Trail
Takes in the sights of our local market town, including the Pump Rooms, museum, Teme Bridge, Regal cinema (not to be missed!) and a couple of great local pubs.
The world’s first iron bridge, a symbol of the Industrial Revolution. The Ironbridge Gorge museums – including Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum and Jackfield Tile Museum are all close by.
The Judge's Lodging
Near Presteigne, Powys (so, hopping across the border into Wales), explore the odd world of Victorian judges, servants and felonious guests. Damp cells and vast courtroom included!